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post #1 of 5 Old 04-03-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Do elecrolytes ever go 'bad'?

I was cleaning out out horse trailer today and found a full container of Electrolytes. It was tightly sealed and didn't seem to have any moisture on the inside of the container but I wasn't sure if I should keep it or throw it out.

Do electrolytes have an 'expiration' date or anything? I don't know how old the container is ( although it looks to be in new-ish condition). I haven't found anything about it online either but wanted to check first

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-03-2013, 09:14 PM
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I am not sure. It may depend on the ingredients?
I use Electro-Dex and have had used leftover tubs from the previous summer with no issues.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-04-2013, 10:19 AM
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I think they do have a shelf life, depending on the brand. You could always call the company and ask them what they suggest as a shelf life for their product if there isn't any expiration date on the package.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-04-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Ok,thanks for the help! :)

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-04-2013, 01:28 PM
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It is mainly salt with a very small amount of potassium and other trace minerals. Minerals are pretty stable.
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